Mark your calendar! Our5th Annual Resource & Volunteer Fair will be Saturday, September 10, 2016.
We'll have several non-profits participating to describe the resources and volunteer opportunities they offer, plus live music, food, and activities for kids.
If you are interested in having your non-profit organization participate in the Fair, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several of the non-profit organizations that exhibited at our Resource & Volunteer Fair last September. You can see more photos on our Facebook page.
On behalf of Those Who Can, For Those In Need Board, we would like to thank everyone for making our 3rd annual “UpLift Yourself With Laughter fundraiser a huge success. We presented Dianne Kuzia Hills, Executive Director of My Brother’s Table with the 1st annual “Those Who Can” award.
We look forward to another successful event next year!
Dianne Kuzia Hills receiving the first annual "Those Who Can Award" from Joe Boncore
Speaker of the House, Bob DeLeo with some of the members of the TWCTIN Executive Board
Those Who Can for Those In Need, Inc., is a Winthrop-based non-profit linking the North Shore Community with Resources and Volunteer Opportunities in the areas of Elderly, Losing a Loved One, Children, Low-Income, and Homelessness.
In The Spotlight Each issue of our newsletter will feature a local organization serving our community!
There is no doubt that for the 30 years the Furniture Bank has been operating it has played an important role in assuring that there is a cost free resource for non-profits and low income households. This year we provided donated household items free of cost to 1500 low-income families and individuals who are in need all across the Commonwealth, turning an empty house into a warm and welcoming home.
A Bed for Every Child
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless partners with public schools to assist students whose families are living in poverty. In 2011, our advocates learned that many students in local public schools were not getting a good night's sleep because they did not have their own bed to sleep in at night. Therefore, the Coalition took action and launched A Bed for Every Child. For every $250 raised, we are able to provide a child with a complete new bed: a twin mattress, box spring, bed frame, linens and quilt/comforter.
Today 1 in 7 children growing up in Massachusetts is growing up in poverty. A teenager growing up in poverty often has to live without the most basic of items like clothing. The Teen Closet is a place for students to stop by during school hours to receive free of cost clothing and hygiene products. Currently we are located in several school in and around the Boston Area
The Room to Breathe
The Room to Breathe Initiative was launched by the Coalition in 2013 to assist low-income families and individuals who are living with chronic respiratory diagnoses to improve their home environment to lessen environmental triggers with a goal of improving their quality of life.
Help us ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Participate in our online action.
Take Action to Prevent and End Homelessness by Increasing Funding for Housing and Protecting Safety Net Programs.
August 11th: My Brother's Table (MBT), annual Summer Party fundraiser, will be held Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm at Spinelli's, Lynnfield, MA. MBT is the North Shore's largest soup kitchen located in Lynn. Tickets to the Summer Party are $65 per person and may be reserved by calling My Brother's Table at 781-595-3224 or by visiting their webpage, www.mybrotherstable.org.
Since 1982, MBT has served over 3 million meals to people in need, in all kinds of weather, during years of economic ups and downs. My Brother's Table receives no government funding and is not a United Way affiliate. Instead, it relies on funding from private and corporate donations. Numerous North Shore businesses and organizations contribute to the Summer Party's success.
As always, the Summer Party will feature fabulous food ― catered by the best restaurants in our area. Beautiful floral arrangements will be displayed from some of the North Shore's finest florists. Musical entertainment, an instant wine cellar raffle as well as a silent auction will be held, the auction includes sporting event tickets, trips, gift certificates, and more.
My Brother's Table located in Lynn is always accepting volunteers. Great for families, community service hours or for anyone. Please call 781-595-3224 for information. www.mybrotherstable.org.
Children's Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our mentors – like the individuals and families we serve – come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone – when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference. Our current program waitlist has 29 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit http://childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves, Director of Youth Mentoring at email@example.com or call 978-219- 1528.
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